On Narrative and Green Cultural Criminology

  • Avi Brisman Eastern Kentucky University United States


This paper calls for a green cultural criminology that is more attuned to narrative and a narrative criminology that does not limit itself to non-fictional stories of offenders. This paper argues that (1) narratives or stories can reveal how we have instigated or sustained harmful action with respect to the environment and can portray a world suffering from the failure to effect desistance from harmful action; and (2) narratives or stories can, may and possess the potential to shape future action (or can stimulate thought regarding future action) with respect to the natural world, its ecosystems and the biosphere as a whole. A wide range of fictional stories is offered as examples and illustrations, and the benefits of a literary bend to the overall criminological endeavor are considered.


May 22, 2017
How to Cite
Brisman, A. (2017). On Narrative and Green Cultural Criminology. International Journal For Crime, Justice And Social Democracy, 6(2), 64-77. DOI: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v6i2.347


environmental crime and harm; green criminology; green cultural criminology; narratives; narrative criminology; stories
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